'SVU': Nia Vardalos Says Barba Should Be Shot

Nia Vardalos made a guest appearance on " Law & Order: Special Victims Unit " as a very aggressive defense attorney squaring off against Assistant District Attorney Barba. She made it her mission to turn the jury against Barba, but did she take it too far? At one point she said, "What am I thinking right now? That I wish I’d had a second cup of coffee before court this morning? Or that Mr. Barba’s prosecution is so wrong, that he should be taken out and shot?" Even the judge thought that last line was a bit much, warning Vardalos' character to watch herself. The ploy didn't work either, as her client turned out to be guilty. But Vardalos had a lot of fun playing the character. And, of course, she explained to The Deadbolt that this character -- like all her others -- was inspired by one of her 28 cousins . This one is a former prosecutor from Cook County, Illinois. Justice always gets its man, or woman, on "Law & Order: SVU" every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

Law & Order: SVU Season 14 Episode 11 “Criminal Hatred”

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit  (SVU) season 14 Episode 11 “Criminal Hatred” airs Wednesday, Jan 30 2013 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  The SVU detectives go undercover to arrest a man who targets and brutally attacks other men. They gather enough evidence for ADA Barba (Raul Esparza) to file charges, but the case begins to spiral as he contends with a deceptively tough defense attorney (guest star Vardalos.) Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson), Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Danny Pino (Detective Nick Amaro), and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Also guest starring Victoria Rowell (“The Young and The Restless”) and Fred Norris (“The Howard Stern Show”) READ MORE...